Category Archives: 1960-1969

FlinterFile: Creedence Clearwater Revival- I Put A Spell On You

This song originally dates back to 1956. Read the rest of this entry

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Song of the day: The Who- Overture From Tommy

The Who released their big rock opera Tommy in 1969. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Kinks- Plastic Man

For the Kinks, the year 1968 wasn’t that good. They hadn’t had any big hits in that year. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Hollies- He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

In 1969, Graham Nash left the Hollies to form the group Crosby, Stills & Nash. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dr. West’s Medicine Show And Junk Band- The Eggplant That Ate Chicago

This song would do well in the category novelty hits by artists with an interesting name. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Cats- Marian

In 1969, the Dutch band the Cats released their first compilation album. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Armand- Blommenkinders

Armand had two big hits in 1967, of which this was the second. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nilsson- Everybody’s Talkin’

This song by Nilsson was used in the movie Midnight Cowboy. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Peter en zijn Rockets- Kom Van Dat Dak Af

This is the story of how rock ‘n roll got into the Dutch pop music. And it starts with the release of this song in 1960. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Mary Hopkin- Goodbye

The record label Apple, owned by the Beatles, found in Mary Hopkin one of their first hit artists. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Crosby, Stills & Nash- Long Time Gone

Crosby, Stills & Nash released their first album in 1969. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Boudewijn de Groot- Prikkebeen

Boudewijn de Groot had a big hit with the song Prikkebeen in the year 1968. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Rolling Stones- Gimme Shelter

This Stones song never was a single, but has become a classic. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Ramses Shaffy & Liesbeth List- Pastorale

In 1969, the Dutch singers Ramses Shaffy and Liesbeth List released what would become a classic in Dutch pop music. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Four Seasons- Beggin’

Madcon had a hit with this song in 2008, but the original is about 50 years younger. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood- Jackson

Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood released their duet Jackson in 1967. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Elvis Presley- Viva Las Vegas

Next to having a big career in music, Elvis also was a movie star. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Flower Pot Men- Let’s Go To San Francisco

This was the first single the Flower Pot Men released. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Crosby, Stills & Nash- Marrakesh Express

Graham Nash made a trip from Casablanca to Marrakesh in 1966. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Johnny Tillotson- It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin’

Johnny Tillotson released one of his most successful songs. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Brainbox- Sea Of Delight

Brainbox released their second single in 1969. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich- Bend It!

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Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich released a single in 1966. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Impressions- Fool For You

The Impressions were a soul group who released their album This Is My Country in 1968. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Who- I Can See For Miles

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This song was written by Pete Townshend, shortly after he met Karen Astley in 1967. A year later they would get married. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Herman’s Hermits- Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter

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This song started as a song in the TV-series The Lads. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Elvis Presley- Are You Lonesome Tonight

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Roy Turk and Lou Handman wrote the song Are You Lonesome Tonight? in 1926. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Marmalade- Lovin’ Things

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The Marmalade had their first hit in 1968. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Four Tops- It’s The Same Old Song

The Four Tops had a number 1 hit in 1965 and so a follow-up single had to be written quickly. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Rolling Stones- We Love You

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Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones were arrested on 12 February 1967 on drugs charges. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Johnny Rivers- Baby I Need Your Lovin’

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This song was written in 1964 by the Motown songwriters Holland-Dozier-Holland. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Chris Montez- Let’s Dance

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The sixties saw a great deal of dances which were popular. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Santana- Jin-Go-Lo-Ba

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Santana started in 1966 as the Santana Blues Band. They soon shortened their name to Santana. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Byrds- So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star

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The Byrds wrote a humerous song about the music industry of 1967. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Archie Bell & The Drells- There’s Gonna Be A Showdown

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Archie Bell & the Drells were a funk band, releasing three records on the Atlantic label. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Marbles- I Can’t See Nobody

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The song I Can’t See Nobody is a cover of a song by the Bee Gees. They released it as the B-Side to New York Mining Disaster 1941. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Paul Revere & The Raiders- I Had A Dream

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The Raiders originally started as an instrumental rock band, with Paul Revere as leader. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart- I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight

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Originally Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart were songwriters. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Who- Anyway Anyhow Anywhere

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The Who came with their second single in 1965, their first being I Can’t Explain. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFiles: Darlene Love- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

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Phil Spector is a legend and his album A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector is probably one of the best known Christmas albums ever released. A lot of classics were given a remake, mostly with the famous Wall of Sound. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Sonny & Cher- Little Man

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In 1966, Sonny & Cher had their biggest hit in the UK after I Got You Babe (1965). Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Beatles- Paperback Writer

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In 1966, the Beatles had their first hit with a song which was not about love. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Yardbirds- Shapes of Things

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In 1966, the Yardbirds wrote one of their greatest hits. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Beach Boys- Sloop John B.

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In 1966, the Beach Boys released their legendary album Pet Sounds. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Rolling Stones- Get Off Of My Cloud

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In 1965, the Rolling Stones had to come up with a follow up hit for Satisfaction. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: The Mama’s And The Papa’s- Monday Monday

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In 1966, John Phillips wrote a new song for his band. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Graham Bonney- Super Girl

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In 1966, Graham Bonney had his only real big hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Tommy James & The Shondells- Hanky Panky

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In 1966, Tommy James & the Shondells recorded their first hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Standells- Dirty Water

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In 1966, the Standells had a hit with a Garage Rock song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dusty Springfield- You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me

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In 1966, Dusty Springfield recorded a song which originally was Italian. Read the rest of this entry